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The University of Colorado (CU) is a system of public universities in Colorado. It encompasses four campuses: CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, CU Denver, and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. With more than 3,000 CU job opportunities opening every year, you might find one that's perfect for you. Landing a job at CU you can expect comprehensive benefits targeting health, work-life balance, and financial security, as well as additional perks.

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University of Colorado | CU Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Office of Regulatory Compliance – Clinical Research Administration Office

Job Title: Research Facilitator and Trainer

Position #756545 – Requisition #18441

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at

  • The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

Who We Are:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a public education, clinical and research facility serving 4,500 students, and a world-class medical destination at the forefront of life-changing science, medicine, and healthcare. CU Anschutz offers more than 42 highly rated degree programs through 6 schools and colleges, and receives over $500 million in research awards each year. We are the single largest health professions education provider in Colorado, awarding nearly 1,450 degrees annually. Powered by our award-winning faculty, renowned researchers and a reputation for academic excellence, the CU Anschutz Medical Campus drives innovation from the classroom to the laboratory to the delivery of unparalleled patient care. Read CU Anschutz Quick Facts here at .

The Clinical Research Administration Office has an opening for a full-time University Staff (unclassified) Research Facilitator and Trainer position.

Jobs in this career family provide direct professional support of research activities. Functions include contracts and grants solicitation and administration, grant/agreement preparation, review and negotiation, regulatory compliance, sponsor communication and post and pre award management, human subject compliance, research animal management, research laboratory coordination and instruction, environmental health and safety, radiation control, hazardous materials use, disposal and training.

Senior Professionals are responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial and student services functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to a professional field. Work is performed fully independently.

Job Summary:

The UCD Clinical Research Support Center (CRSC) is a unit which has been established within the Office of Regulatory Compliance but in partnership with the Colorado Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CCTSI). The mission of the Clinical Research Support Center is to assist investigators in the development, submission and approval of human subject research.

This position provides ongoing support and guidance to researchers and their team with regard to protocol preparation, and submission, training in the Clinical Trials Management System, Oncore. This position will also be the expert and go to person for Children Hospital Colorado (CHCO) and Denver Health and Hospital Authority (DHHA) employees for training and questions that pertain to Oncore.

Examples of Work Performed:

  • Protocol Management

  • Assist investigators in evaluating and accessing resources necessary to implement their clinical and translational research via the Human Subjects Research Portal (HSR Portal)

  • Pre-review non-Oncology Investigator Initiated Studies to determine requirement for review by the Scientific Advisory Review Committee (SARC)

  • Significant participation in preparation of documents for human subject regulatory submissions

  • Develop and implement processes necessary to ensure timely review and approval of research protocols and streamline the overall clinical and translational research enterprise timeline.

  • HSR Portal Duties

  • Oversee the review and triage HSR Portal submissions for accuracy, completeness, consistency, and required ancillary approvals

  • Advise study teams on any needed corrections or additions for submissions

  • Build protocol shells in OnCore for all new portal submissions

  • Assess HSR portal submissions for accurate development and dissemination of task lists in OnCore

  • Complete other duties as assigned

  • Provide feedback, trouble-shoot and propose improvements for efficiency and clarity

  • Process Management

  • Maintain and assist in the development of Standard Operating Procedures relative to the HSR Portal

  • Provide insight into enhancements and improvements to processes, communication as needed

  • Education

  • Conduct OnCore Training on Subject/Protocol

  • Identify additional training and guidance needs for HSR Portal

  • Provide guidance and troubleshooting support for study teams

This description is a summary only and is describing the general level of work being performed, it is not intended to be all-inclusive. The duties of this position may change from time to time and/or based on business need. We reserve the right to add or delete duties and responsibilities at the discretion of the supervisor and/or hiring authority.

Salary and Benefits:

  • The starting salary range is $51,000 - $55,000 and commensurate with skills and experience

  • This position is not eligible for overtime compensation

  • Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

  • Here is a link to an overview of the benefits package at

  • Here is a link to a Total Compensation Calculator at

Diversity and Equity:

  • The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at

  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

  • The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree in public health, public administration, social/behavioral sciences, physical sciences, nursing, healthcare, finance, accounting, business administration, business, or a directly related field from an accredited institution

  • At least two (2) years of professional level experience in a clinical research setting

  • Substitution: A combination of education and related technical/paraprofessional experience may be substituted for the bachelor’s degree on a year for year basis

Conditions of Employment:

  • Please Note: Candidates will be responsible for travel expenses related to the interview process and any relocation expenses, if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with working in a clinical trials management system

  • Experience developing and creating surveys and other tools in RedCap

  • Experienced in conducting training to adult learners

  • Experience working with regulatory processes as related to clinical trials is required


  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and orally

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees at all levels throughout the institution

  • Outstanding customer service skills

  • Demonstrated commitment and leadership ability to advance diversity and inclusion.

  • Ability to develop and implement processes

  • Familiarity with FDA and OHRP regulations, ICH GCP guidelines, IRB Policy and Procedures and sponsor operating procedures

  • Working knowledge and experience in a clinical research setting with adult and pediatric populations

  • Ability to work in a clinical research setting, both independently and within a team to foster good team working skills between CTRCs, Clinical Research Support Center, COMIRB, research teams, departments, affiliates, and staff

  • Ability to maintain effective communication with all investigators, study team members, CTRCs, IRB, faculty, and staff

  • Effectively communicate information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, general correspondence, training and regular interpersonal communication

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills is required

  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills

  • Flexibility and the ability to adapt to various situations and environments

  • Must be detailed oriented

  • Strong organizational skills able to organize, plan, prioritize, and adjust work assignments while meeting deadlines efficiently with minimal supervision

  • Strong computer skills. Proficient in Windows, MS Word, Excel, SharePoint

  • Knowledge of research protocol application processes

  • Ability to conduct training to adult learners; comfortable communicating with a broad range of trainees and experienced research investigators

  • Critical thinking skills

Job: Research Services

Primary Location: Aurora

Job Category Research Services


Schedule Full-time

Posting Date Aug 18, 2020

Unposting Date Ongoing

Posting Contact Name Deborah Barnard

Posting Contact Email

Posting Number 00756545

Req ID: 18441

The University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, pregnancy, disability, creed, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, veteran status, political affiliation, or political philosophy. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

This job was posted on Thu Oct 15 2020 and expired on Fri Oct 30 2020.
Minimum $32,408
$49,770 average
Maximum $74,612


  • Cue or signal animals during performances.
  • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact.
  • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes.
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care, such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas.
  • Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care.
  • Evaluate animals to determine their temperaments, abilities, or aptitude for training.
  • Administer prescribed medications to animals.
  • Keep records documenting animal health, diet, or behavior.
  • Evaluate animals for trainability and ability to perform.
  • Advise animal owners regarding the purchase of specific animals.
  • Train horses or other equines for riding, harness, show, racing, or other work, using knowledge of breed characteristics, training methods, performance standards, and the peculiarities of each animal.
  • Use oral, spur, rein, or hand commands to condition horses to carry riders or to pull horse-drawn equipment.
  • Retrain horses to break bad habits, such as kicking, bolting, or resisting bridling or grooming.
  • Train dogs in human assistance or property protection duties.
  • Train dogs to work as guides for the visually impaired.
  • Place tack or harnesses on horses to accustom horses to the feel of equipment.
  • Train and rehearse animals, according to scripts, for motion picture, television, film, stage, or circus performances.
  • Organize or conduct animal shows.
  • Instruct jockeys in handling specific horses during races.


  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.


  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Health Insurance
  • Retirement Plan

University of Colorado


The University of Colorado (CU) is a system of public universities in Colorado. It encompasses four campuses: CU Boulder, CU Colorado Springs, CU Denver, and the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora. With more than 3,000 CU job opportunities opening every year, you might find one that's perfect for you. Landing a job at CU you can expect comprehensive benefits targeting health, work-life balance, and financial security, as well as additional perks.

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